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Stephen Lewis (I) (1926–2015)

Stephen Lewis, will be chiefly remembered for the comedy catchphrase: "I 'ate you Butler!" He delivered it week after week in the hit sitcom On The Buses, a saucy slice of life that ran on ITV from 1969 to 1973. Lewis was Cyril "Blakey" Blake, a bus inspector with a Hitler moustache and delusions of grandeur. His nemesis was Stan Butler, a driver ... See full bio »

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Last of the Summer Wine
On the Buses
On the Buses Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake / Inspector / The Inspector
Holiday on the Buses
Holiday on the Buses Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake
Don't Drink the Water
Don't Drink the Water Cyril Blake


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 2001 Revolver (TV Series)
Various Characters
 2000 London's Burning (TV Series)
- Episode #12.13 (2000) ... Porter
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
 1994-1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Alf
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Alf
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Alf
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Alf
- Episode #2.2 (1995) ... Alf
 1993 Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (TV Series)
Man in Lift
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Man in Lift (as Steven Lewis)
 1992 Look at It This Way (TV Mini-Series)
Kid Blumenberg
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Kid Blumenberg
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Kid Blumenberg
 1991 2point4 Children (TV Series)
the Driving Instructor
- Dirty Bowling (1991) ... the Driving Instructor
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Vince Bluett
- Love and Death (1990) ... Vince Bluett
 1990 The Krays
 1989 Bodger and Badger (TV Series)
Marcel the Chef
- Bodger Is Chef (1989) ... Marcel the Chef
 1987 Out of Order
Bus Driver
 1987 Personal Services
Mr. Dunkley
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
- The McGuffin (1986) ... Sopwith
 1982 Rep (TV Series)
Royston Flagg
- Frippery Tip (1982) ... Royston Flagg
- She Knew Her Onions (1982) ... Royston Flagg
- No Tears for McTavish (1982) ... Royston Flagg
- The Angry Twilight (1982) ... Royston Flagg
 1978 Questo si che è amore
 1977 The Fosters (TV Series)
Mr. Wilberforce
- The Family Business (1977) ... Mr. Wilberforce
 1972 Sez Les (TV Series)
- Episode #6.1 (1972)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Jarvis (segment "Wrath")
 1970 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Mr. Bolton
- Nobody's Indispensible (1970) ... Mr. Bolton
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
- Break-Up (1970) ... Goffre
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Stephen Jugg
- The Jugg Brothers (1970) ... Stephen Jugg
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
 1969 Staircase
 1969 Mrs. Wilson's Diary (TV Movie)
Inspector Trimfittering
 1968 Negatives
The Dealer
 1966 Kaleidoscope
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Cohen / Wagger
- Always Ask for the Best (1964) ... Jack Cohen
- Wagger (1963) ... Wagger
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Colonel Bates (uncredited)
 1961 The Frightened City
Alf's 1st Thug (as Stephen Cato)
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dave Short
- The Primitive (1961) ... Dave Short
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
PC Evans
- Flag Fall (1960) ... PC Evans (as Stephen Cato)
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Bath house man
- Undertone in Grey (1959) ... Bath house man (as Stephen Lewis Cato)
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Other Works:

He acted in the play, "Intrigues and Amours", based on Sir John Vanbrugh's play, "Provoked Wife", at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England with Bob Grant, Gaye Brown and Brian Murphy in the cast. Joan Littlewood was the director.

Alternate Names:

Stephen Lewis Cato | Stephen Cato | Steven Lewis


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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He was a merchant seaman on leave when theatrical legend Joan Littlewood invited him to audition for her east London Theatre Workshop company. He was an actor from then on. See more »


Playing 'Inspector Blake' in 'On The Buses'

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